In a strange way, the terror attack this weekend in Israel was inevitable. The global news focus over the last several weeks has been on anything but Israel. Despite the attempts of the Arabs in Yehuda and Shomron to keep their villification campaign against Israel in the headlines, events such as uprising throughout the rest of the Arab world and the recent devastating tragedy in Japan have consipred to push them to page 15 of the front section, a spot the enfants terrible of the anti-Israel community are not used to occupying.
It was therefore to be expected that some outrage would be committed against the pioneers living in the heartland of Israel. What better way to vault back to page one than to commit a vile crime against an innocent family and then scream about being victimized when the Tzahal began to hunt for the animals that perpetrated this deed. Like the spoiled brat who, even as the family home burns down, screams "Look at me! Pay attention to me!", oblivious to anyone's needs but his own, the Arabs in Yehuda and Shomron seem to have little interest in the events unfolding around the globe.
Earthquake in Japan? Thousands potentially dead? Hundreds of thousands homeless or otherwise harmed? Who cares! We have to make sure "Israel is evil" is the headline in the newspaper tomorrow. Screw those loser Japanese. They don't matter.
People fighting and dying across North Africa and elsewhere in the Middle East? Don't they know that the only reason there's any conflict at all in the entire world but especially in the Arab League is because of the existence of Israel? Look at us! Look at us!
With the help of Heaven the Tzahal will do a better job of hunting down the murderers than they did of preventing this atrocity but this will not be the last attempt. Too much effort has been put into making the destruction of Israel a top priority for South America and Europe. Allowing other happenings to replace that effort is simply not acceptable to the Jew haters and if a few atrocities allow them to scream that they're being oppressed, then it seems they're up to the job.